HANO Jobs Forum

Housing Authority Description

Since its inception in 1937, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) has provided safe, sanitary and decent housing for low-income families in the city of New Orleans. HANO is the largest housing authority in the state of Louisiana and is primarily funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HANO currently provides nearly 17,000 families with housing through conventional public housing or through voucher programs and is the largest public landowner in the city. The current budget totals more than $100 million per year including revenues associated with the Housing Choice Program.  HANO’s overall portfolio is comprised of nine large-scale housing communities as well as scattered site properties dispersed throughout the city. The conventional sites include  Abundance Square and Treasure Village, formerly Desire, (Ninth Ward), Florida (Ninth Ward) River Garden, formerly St. Thomas (Lower Garden – District Uptown), Fischer (Westbank),  Harmony Oaks formerly C.J. Peete (Central City), Marrero Commons formerly B.W. Cooper (Central City), Guste Homes (Central City), Columbia Parc formerly St. Bernard (Gentilly), Iberville (Treme), and Lafitte (Treme’).  The Abundance, Treasure, River Garden, Fischer, and C.J. Peete sites are all HOPE VI communities and are all being redeveloped under a in a mixed-income model along with B.W. Cooper, St. Bernard and Lafitte.  Find out more about the Housing Authority of New Orleans.


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Discussion Topics

HANO Salaries and Benefits

  1. What are the average starting salaries for positions at the Housing Authority of New Orleans?
  2. Do they provide benefits and what are some of those benefits?
  3. Do you enjoy working for the Housing Authority of New Orleans?

HANO Interview Preparation

  1. What types of questions should I prepare for when interviewing?
  2. Is the dress code professional attire or business casual?

Best Advice for Getting a Job at HANO

  1. If you work at the housing authority how did you get your job?
  2. What advice can you provide to someone hoping to work at the Housing Authority of New Orleans.

Education and Experience Requirements

  1. What education requirements, or certifications does the housing authority like to see in an applicant.
  2. What type of experience is the authority looking for with regard to affordable housing programs.